Karen has almost twenty years of experience with a broad background in speech writing, public affairs, public relations and journalism. She has worked for Ronald Reagan, Colin Powell’s nonprofit America’s Promise, and pollster Frank Luntz. She started her own communications consultancy and began freelancing for the Washington Post, the DC Examiner and was a blogger for About.com. Karen has written speeches for Members of Congress, including U.S. House leadership and Senators, U.S. Presidential cabinet members, the Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, NFL coaches, and CEOs. Over the past ten years, Karen has built a grassroots public relations and public affairs campaign for the Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families. The results include reaching over 500,000 military troops and their families, the placement of a Sesame Street PSA on the final season of Oprah and a kick-off that included First Lady Michelle Obama, Mrs. Jill Biden, and Nick Jonas. Additionally, Karen has served as an advisor for the Strategic Advisory Committee to the Arlington Catholic Herald.